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LISAPO – The Congolese Tales

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LISAPO – The Congolese Tales

For one night only – Live, at Band on the Wall on Saturday 28 June, 7pm.

Click here to buy tickets from the Band on the Wall box office

LISAPO in Lingala means ‘tale’ and is the time to sit, listen and hear.

LISAPO – The Congolese Tales tells the powerful story of Congolese migration to Britain through music oratory; featuring song, spoken word, moving image, theatre and dance.

This special performance has been created through a participatory arts heritage project with Music Director, Tyndale Thomas MBE; Libretto and Direction by Cheryl Martin; Vocal Leader, Emmanuela Macholi Yogolelo; Drum Maestro, Pat Mackman and Moving Image by Gary Stewart and Leah Llewellyn.

Featuring special guests Les Sapeur Congolais – the very elegant persons of DR Congo.

This performance is inspired by 29 oral histories from the Greater Manchester Congolese community who has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. Recorded in 2013, they now form a permanent public record.

Tickets are limited and booking up fast. Don’t miss this unique celebration of Congolese culture and heritage!

Lisapo event flyer - front


Lisapo event flyer - back

About CAN

Community Arts North West (CAN) is a Manchester-based arts development organisation working with urban communities across Greater Manchester to create access to cultural production for people that are excluded from or on the fringes of the mainstream.

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